It's no secret that no matter what you're driving, whether it's a slammed or raised truck or a road-scorching Vette, suspension is the key to handling. A truck that has less horsepower but a tight and responsive suspension will be more fun to drive than one with gobs of power and a suspension that's loose and unmanageable.
   Of course, the best situation is to have more power than you need and a suspension that can take full advantage of it. That's what we're shooting for with our '68 GMC. To make this a reality, we contacted Dave Clark at Early Classic Enterprises for a set of the company's dropped spindles and coils. Early Classic manufactures a wide variety of suspension lowering components for '60-'87 GM trucks as well as disc brake conversion kits. And since we were going to need something to slow down this beast, Early Classic got us a disc brake conversion kit with cross-drilled rotors.
   We ordered the rotors with a 5-on-5 bolt pattern, but Early Classic also has the early

Now that we're starting the reassembly process, we're opting to use all-new stainless steel hardware from Totally Stainless. The prices at Totally Stainless are reasonable, especially considering the time you save not having to clean and detail the original nuts and bolts. The complete package comes bagged and labeled for each assembly (door hinges, dash cluster, sill plates, and so on), which makes reassembly as easy as possible.

GM six-lug bolt pattern for truck owners who don't want to swap their wheels and tires or change the rear-end bolt pattern.
   Even the best suspension products won't work well if the bushings and other components are worn out, so we contacted Performance Suspension Technology for one of its complete suspension rebuild kits. Once we had everything we needed, we headed up to Early Classic Enterprises in Fresno, California, and followed Dave Clark as he got our chassis back on its wheels.